As part of our 80th Anniversary Celebration, we went digging through the archives for old photos and documents from throughout the store’s history. The old advertisements we found provide a fun look at the sales tactics and buying power of a bygone era. Here’s a collection of our favorites (click on the ad for a larger version):
November 12, 1982. Celebrating our Dealerscope Dealer of the Year Award.
An ad from 1959, advertising the new 21-inch TVs from RCA and GE.
1964. We had an overstock of 41 wringer washers we needed to get rid of!
A 1964 ad, touting TVs with a then-unbelievable 82 channels.
A Valentine’s Day ad from 1950. Buy your sweetie a washing machine!
May was Maytag Month, even way back in 1970.
A “Quiet Sale” ad from our 3rd location in Niles. June, 1985.
In 1954, a new GE Table Radio only required a $1 down payment.
More Maytag, this time in 1967.
In 1967, Zenith was making some of the largest color TVs. And have a look at that advice column on the side.
Speaking of large TV screens. This ad isn’t too old, just from 2002. But take a look at the prices for plasma TVs, which were cutting edge at the time. $15,000 for a 50″ plasma TV. 10 years later you could get one for about 4% of that.